Matt Groening’s animated epic fantasy series has a release date: Netflix has revealed that Disenchantment will premiere on August 17th. The company also shared a handful of pictures that show off an art style that will be familiar to anyone who’s watched Futurama or The Simpsons.
Netflix officially announced the series last year. It’ll follow a “hard-drinking young princess” named Bean, an elf companion named Elfo, and her personal demon named Luci as they encounter all manner of fantasy creatures in a magical kingdom known as Dreamland. Netflix ordered 20 episodes of the show; the first 10 will premiere this year.
Groening noted last year that the show will be about “life and death, love and sex, and how to keep laughing in a world full of suffering and idiots, despite what the elders and wizards and other jerks tell you.”
A princess, an elf, and a demon walk into a bar...— Disenchantment (@disenchantment) May 22, 2018
The new series from The Simpsons creator Matt Groening, coming soon. pic.twitter.com/vruQ0na4tJ
Hopefully, it’ll fill the hole that Futurama left when it formally ended in 2013 (although it lives on through a mobile game and a one-off podcast episode). Disenchanted certainly looks as though it’ll be approaching fantasy in the same manner that Futurama did science fiction: a show that loved the genre but also poked fun at its more ridiculous parts. We’ll find out in a few months.